Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
10 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)

This Caramel-Apple Crumb Pie is a variation on the classic apple pie; it has a rich caramel syrup drizzled over the apples and is topped with a crunchy streusel.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

To prepare crust, lightly spoon 1 cup flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine 1 cup flour and salt in a bowl; cut in 2 tablespoons butter and shortening with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle surface with ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time; add vinegar. Toss with a fork until moist and crumbly (do not form a ball).

Step 3

Press mixture gently into a 4-inch circle on heavy-duty plastic wrap; cover with additional plastic wrap. Roll dough, still covered, to a 12-inch circle. Freeze 10 minutes or until plastic wrap can be easily removed.

Step 4

Remove 1 sheet of plastic wrap; fit dough into a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Remove top sheet of plastic wrap. Fold edges under; flute. Line bottom of dough with a piece of foil; arrange pie weights (or dried beans) on foil. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until the edge is lightly browned. Remove pie weights and foil; cool on a wire rack.

Step 5

To prepare filling, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar and cinnamon. Add sugar mixture and apples to skillet; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in 3 tablespoons flour and lemon juice. Spoon into prepared crust.

Step 6

To prepare topping, lightly spoon 1/4 cup flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and 1/4 cup brown sugar in a bowl; cut in 2 tablespoons butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Step 7

Drizzle syrup over apple mixture; sprinkle topping over syrup. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until apples are tender. Cool on a wire rack.

Ratings & Reviews

willinn8998's Review

October 01, 2012
Good flavor, but my apples were still a bit crunchy in the end. Have used other recipes where the pie bakes for at least 45 minutes (or more), with better results. Would make again, but would bake longer next time.

heather1023's Review

August 25, 2011
This was a huge success last holiday and I plan on making it again! Everyone loved it! I may make 2 this year!

Pamjen40's Review

July 21, 2014

Hope91's Review

December 26, 2009
Decent apple pie recipe, but I still recommend the Blue Ribbon Apple Pie recipe on My Recipes over this one. Served to company and it was pretty well-received, but couldn't taste the caramel even though I used a LOT more than recommended, based on everyone's feedback. Used refrigerated pie crust.

JNBank's Review

February 08, 2009
This is the best apple pie I've ever tasted! I never made an apple pie before and this was so easy and delicious. I made this for a party and everyone raved about it. You must try this recipe!! I did cheat though since I was pressed for time and used a premade crust:)

MeMyselfAndPie's Review

February 20, 2010
Pretty good pie! There were a lot of steps involved, but it came out delicious. Although, I sort of missed the top crust most apple pies have. And like other reviewers, I couldn't taste the caramel at all. (But still very good!) Step-by-step photos on my blog:

Patten's Review

November 30, 2008
i think i messed up this recipe somehow. used a pre-made crust that was too shallow, which may have been part of the problem. the topping wasn't crunchy. should have used more caramel - couldn't taste it at all. overall, i wasn't impressed, but i think it was my fault and not the recipe's!

vpteacher's Review

June 27, 2011
Delicious. I used a store bought crust but everyone loved this!!